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DFAT March 13, 2013 changes: Terrorism and the DPRK [Updated]

Two sets of changes to DFAT’s Consolidated List today, on the heels of resolutions from the United Nations.

First, one person has been removed from the terror lists (technically, the Al Qaida/Taliban list, since there are no sanctions outside those groups – like ETA, for example):

QI.D.26.01. Name: 1: MAMOUN 2: DARKAZANLI 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 4 Aug. 1958 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality
a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Ilyas b) Abu Ilyas Al Suri c) Abu Luz d) Abu Al Loh e) Abu
Ylias Nationality: a) Syrian b) German Passport no.: German passport number 1310636262 ,
expired on 29 Oct. 2005 National identification no.: German identity card number 1312072688 ,
expired on 29 Oct. 2005 Address: Uhlenhorster Weg 34, Hamburg, 22085 Germany Listed on: 17
Oct. 2001 (amended on 10 Apr. 2003, 26 Nov. 2004, 2 Jul. 2007, 16 Dec. 2010) Other information:
Father’s name is Mohammed Darkazanli. Mother’s name is Nur Al-Huda Sheibani Altgelbi. Review
pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 15 Jun. 2010.

Secondly, a bunch of new persons added to the North Korean sanctions. First, the following people are now subject to both a travel ban and asset freeze:

1. YO’N CHO’NG NAM
(a) Description: Chief Representative for the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID). The KOMID was designated by the Committee in April 2009 and is the DPRK’s primary arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons.

2. KO CH’O’L-CHAE
(a) Description: Deputy Chief Representative for the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID). The KOMID was designated by the Committee in April 2009 and is the DPRK’s primary arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons.

3. MUN CHO’NG-CH’O’L
(a) Description: Mun Cho’ng-Ch’o’l is a TCB official. In this capacity he has facilitated transactions for TCB. Tanchon was designated by the Committee in April 2009 and is the main DPRK financial entity for sales of conventional arms, ballistic missiles, and goods related to the assembly and manufacture of such weapons.

Secondly, the following entities are subject to an asset freeze:

1. SECOND ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
(a) Description: The Second Academy of Natural Sciences is a national-level organization responsible for research and development of the DPRK’s advanced weapons systems, including missiles and probably nuclear weapons. The Second Academy of Natural Sciences uses a number of subordinate organizations to obtain technology, equipment, and information from overseas, including Tangun Trading Corporation, for use in the DPRK’s missile and probably nuclear weapons programmes. Tangun Trading Corporation was designated by the Committee in July 2009 and is primarily responsible for the procurement of commodities and technologies to support DPRK’s defence research and development programmes, including, but not limited to, weapons of mass destruction and delivery system programmes and procurement, including materials that are controlled or prohibited under relevant multilateral control regimes.
(b) AKA: 2ND ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES; CHE 2 CHAYON KWAHAKWON; ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES; CHAYON KWAHAK-WON; NATIONAL DEFENSE ACADEMY; KUKPANG KWAHAK-WON; SECOND ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE; SANSRI
(c) Location: Pyongyang, DPRK

2. KOREA COMPLEX EQUIPMENT IMPORT CORPORATION
(a) Description: Korea Ryonbong General Corporation is the parent company of Korea Complex Equipment Import Corporation. Korea Ryonbong General Corporation was designated by the Committee in April 2009 and is a defence conglomerate specializing in acquisition for DPRK defence industries and support to that country’s military-related sales.
(b) Location: Rakwon-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, DPRK

Thirdly, the UN has listed weapons-related commodities which may not be exported to North Korea:

Nuclear items

1. Perfluorinated Lubricants
• They can be used for lubricating vacuum pump and compressor bearings. They have a low vapour pressure, are resistant to uranium hexafluoride (UF6), the gaseous uranium compound used in the gas centrifuge process, and are used for pumping fluorine.
2. UF6 Corrosion Resistant Bellow-sealed Valves
• They can be used in uranium enrichment facilities (such as gas centrifuge and gaseous diffusion plants), in facilities that produce uranium hexafluoride (UF6), the gaseous uranium compound used in the gas centrifuge process, in fuel fabrication facilities and in facilities handling tritium.

Missile items

1. Special corrosion resistant steels — limited to steels resistant to Inhibited Red Fuming Nitric Acid (IRFNA) or nitric acid, such as nitrogen stabilized duplex stainless steel (N-DSS).
2. Ultra high-temperature ceramic composite materials in solid form (i.e. blocks, cylinders, tubes or ingots) in any of the following form factors:
(a) Cylinders having a diameter of 120 mm or greater and a length of 50 mm or greater;
(b) Tubes having an inner diameter of 65 mm or greater and a wall thickness of 25 mm or greater and a length of 50 mm or greater; or
(c) Blocks having a size of 120 mm x 120 mm x 50 mm or greater.
3. Pyrotechnically Actuated Valves.
4. Measurement and control equipment usable for wind tunnels (balance, thermal stream measurement, flow control).
5. Sodium Perchlorate.

Chemical weapons list

1. Vacuum pumps with a manufacturer’s specified maximum flow-rate greater than 1 m3/h (under standard temperature and pressure conditions), casings (pump bodies), preformed casing-liners, impellers, rotors, and jet pump nozzles designed for such pumps, in which all surfaces that come into direct contact with the chemicals being processed are made from controlled materials.

Lastly, the following have been added to the list of luxury goods that cannot be exported:

1. Jewelry:

(a) Jewelry with pearls;
(b) Gems;
(c) Precious and semi-precious stones (including diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds);
(d) Jewelry of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.

2. Transportation items, as follows:

(a) Yachts;
(b) Luxury automobiles (and motor vehicles): automobiles and other motor vehicles to transport people (other than public transport), including station wagons;
(c) Racing cars.

Links:

Notice on United Nations Al Qaida/Taliban sanctions
Notice on United Nations DPRK sanctions

Update: OSFI also made the same update to its terror watchlist – also today.

Categories: DFAT Updates EU Updates North Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Sanctions Lists Terrorism

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